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South Carolina's Senate Takes A Step Towards Banning The Confederate Flag At The Capitol!

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South Carolina senate votes to remove the Confederate flag.

South Carolina's state senate made a big move on Monday, getting one step closer to banning the Confederate flag from their Capitol.

In a landslide decision, the senate voted 37-3 to take it down. But, the fight isn't over quite yet.

[ Video: This Woman Climbs A Flag Pole To Take Down A Confederate Flag! ]

Before the flag can officially be lowered, the Senate has to vote one more time, and then the bill has to go to the South Carolina House.

The proposal to remove the it came as a result of last month's devastating shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine black people were shot to death because of racist beliefs.

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is thrilled that the Senate stepped up to bring down the banner, saying in a statement:

"The South Carolina Senate today rose to this historic occasion, with a large majority of members from both parties coming together in the spirit of unity and healing that is binding our state back together and moving us forward in the right direction."

But even with the governor backing the decision, there's a possibility the House might not vote the same way as the Senate.

So, Nikki pleaded with her state's other political institution to follow suit:

"I applaud the Senate's decisive action, look forward to the Senate giving the bill third reading in the morning, and ask that the House act swiftly and follow the Senate's lead."

The Senate won't be convening again until Tuesday, but we really hope all the necessary votes go through to make this change happen!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Beyoncé, Kelly Osbourne, Ivanka Trump, And More Get Touching Letters From Their Moms In Honor Of Mother's Day — Find Out What They Said HERE!

Influential moms write open letters to their children in honor of Mother's Day!

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In honor of Mother's Day, Time magazine has posted its annual Letters From Mom feature, which publishes open letters from influential mothers to their children.

Unlike Eva Mendes, lots of famous females are choosing to celebrate the holiday with this year's star-studded installment!

[ Related: Ashton Kutcher Gives Mom A New Home For Mother's Day! ]

Tina Knowles Lawson kicked off the article with a heartfelt message for her four daughters, Beyonce, Solange, Kelly, and Angie:

"Every day, I wake up thinking about how much I love, admire and cherish each of you. I gave birth to two of you, but I have four incredible daughters. Writing this brought to mind all the ways you guys have been such a blessing to me."

She went on to address each one individually, explaining to Kelly and Angie that, while they aren't biologically her children, she loves them as if they are.

Tina also admired Solange's individuality:

"I knew when you were born three days late that you would walk to the beat of your own drum. You were always my rebel warrior! Always defending the underdog and fighting for what you believe in."

She even had a very special message for Beyonce and her Beyhive:

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